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Royal Commission releases final report into Neerkol abuse

Justice Peter McClellan

THE Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has released its final report into allegations of child sexual abuse at St Joseph’s Orphanage, Neerkol, in Rockhampton. The report follows a public hearing held in April 2015, which dealt with abuse at the orphanage between 1940 and 1975 and the response from the Sisters of Mercy, who operated the ... Read More »

Bishops condemn exposing children to pornography

Bishop Peter Commensoli

AUSTRALIA’S Catholic bishops have called pornography exposure among children “a form of abuse” in a submission published by a Senate inquiry last week.The Bishops’ Commission for Family, Youth and Life of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference made a submission to a Senate inquiry into the harm done to children through online pornography.The submission said children “have a right to be ... Read More »

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